The startup OpenAI is preparing to protect its brand, which is completely understandable.
ThreatGPT, MedicalGPT, DateGPT and DirtyGPT are just a sample of the many names that have been floating around in recent months and can apply for trademarks in United State Patent and Trademark Office.
All of the above names and many more that we will see soon enjoy the amazing popularity of ChatGPT, the chatbot released in November by OpenAI. ChatGPT is built on the company's deep learning model, the latest version of which, gpt-4, released last month.
No wonder that after applying in late December for one commercial trademark for “GPT,” which stands for “Generative Pre-trained Transformer,” OpenAI last month asked the USPTO to expedite the process, citing “myriad infringements and counterfeit applications” that started circulating.
In a free translation into Greek we could say "Pre-trained generator (or generator) converter"
Unfortunately for OpenAI, the application was rejected last week. According to the USPTO, OpenAI's attorneys failed to pay a fee as well as to provide "appropriate documentary evidence supporting the justification of ownership."
Approval of the application will proceed as soon as all difficulties that have occurred or will occur in the future have been resolved.